Monday, May 21, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I got my hard disk back....

My friend went to ask the interchange and they had it, so he got it back, and so I got it back as well... Thanks be to God for everything is safe now. Thanks to the kind soul who returned it, whoever it is.

My Hard disk....

I gave my hard disk to my friend, and now he lost it in a bus... It's not that the thing is 160GB and it cost me money. Sure he can buy me another hard disk, but that's not the point. My precious data that's stored inside... It's all gone! How many of the people who could possibly lay their hands on the disk be kind enough to return it to the bus caption or the bus interchange staff? If it's a tech savvy guy, he would probably take it home, erase the whole disk and keep it for himself. If it's someone who does business, he would probably sell it for a few hundred dollars. But I just hope that my unluckiness doesn't strike me this time, and I will get the hard disk back with all the data intact. I just hope I'd be lucky enough to have a really kind soul lay hands or the disk and return it to the interchange so that when my friend inquires, he finds it there and redeems it. Please, Oh God, please don't let me down on this. I've already encountered great amounts of loss. This is one that I really can't afford to go through. Please God don't let me down. Let the soul who finds it be kind to it's owner.

The hard disk is Maxtor Basic, 160 GB.
When connected to the computer it will show two drives called "XP-COPY" and "ADTC-EXT"
The package comes with the hard disk, an adapter, a plug converter, a stand, and an USB cable.

Thanks a million to anybody who helps return it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

It's so windy...

It's so unusually windy today, and I have no idea why. I went to the window and looked outside. The trees were swinging from left to right like crazy. I had to force my door closed also, because the wind was pushing it open. I'm not sure if I can go to school walking in this wind. I just hope I don't fly away like a feather. LOL. Ok, I'm going to get ready now. Bye bye.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Have a look at these two pages:
http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,129918,00.html
http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,129925,00.html
(Content included as comments to this post, in case links become outdated.)

I've been a victim of bullying myself in my childhood. It's sad how bullying is getting so nasty now-a-days, and it's even sad that teachers in general are not taking time to educate students about the bad effects of bullying. They only scold the bully and then forget about the whole thing. They don't even care to support the victim emotionally. School should start something like "Anti-Bully Education Programme" which is to promote good friendships and counter the ongoing bullying by properly educating students, especially bullies, about the sufferings of the victims and potential future victims. The bullies should be emotionally put in the victim's shoes so that they will experience bullying as a victim and learn how it feels to be in the other end of the line. This is really the best and probably the only effective way of making an impact.

Cyber-bullying should be included in the programme as well, and the students should be educated to look at the inner personality of a person, rather than his or her outward beauty. It's great to tell an overweight person that he is, and ENCOURAGE him to lose weight by suggesting weight-loss programmes or other ideas. But it's wrong to hurt him by demeaning him, even through the "seemingly harmless" activity of blogging. Students should be educated not to share sensitive information online like passwords, address, handphone number etc.

But the saddest thing is that even after many of the students from Kerala have grown up to be adults and think straight, they still think crooked and continue to bully those younger than themselves. A third year student of Polytechnic who came from Kerala would be average 21 years of age. So mature, yet they are so childish to bully the freshmen (first year students).

I don't know if anybody able to bring what I said to life is going to read this, but if you do, and you decide to start the programme, a big THANK YOU!